Truth in Advertising: What Regulators are “Up To” in the UK
Last year, as part of Sandvine’s Global Internet Phenomena program, we released four spotlight reports that examined data fraud and revenue assurance issues that are facing network operators around the world.
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This isn't the first, the second, the third, but actually, Sandvine's fourth blog post on Super Bowl streaming. Each time I've written it, we've looked a the same types of data, and in the six years since we first published our post, I can tell you that not much has changed in how people use the Internet on Super Bowl Sunday.
Since our report on the “fully-loaded” Kodi ecosystem, we have been digging deeper into research types of video piracy, and today we released a new report on an emergent form of subscription television piracy that aims to replicate the live television experience offered by cable and satellite providers for approximately $10 USD a month.
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The explosion of mobile VoIP applications has helped to introduce a new type of Interconnect Bypass fraud, which exploits SS7 interconnect agreements and is often referred to as OTT Voice Bypass fraud. OTT Voice Bypass fraud is on the rise thanks to the exploitation of an “In Calling” feature available on some VoIP apps. “In Calling” allows a subscriber...
I used to run Xbox Media Center on an original Microsoft Xbox, so I’m no stranger to Kodi. But, when you start seeing signs like the one below pop-up outside a computer store just down the street from your company’s head office, you begin to think that maybe nobody is a stranger to Kodi anymore.
The past few years we have published a Global Internet Phenomena Spotlight on Encryption. This data has helped to inform our customers about how a significant number of major Internet services and applications have begun to encrypt their traffic to ensure their users’ content remains private.
About a month ago, we released a Global Internet Phenomena Spotlight looking at the topic of OTT Voice Bypass Fraud, and today I am back with another fraud focused report, which this time is examining zero-rating fraud.
As the use of Voice over IP (VoIP) grows due to its wide adoption as part of Over-the-Top (OTT) applications, its integration with the many decades old SS7 interconnect agreements are a growing cause of concern for end subscribers, regulators and obviously communication service providers.